This is the world gathering of all enthusiasts who have lost their heart to the early Käfer, Bulli and Karmann Ghia. The seventh meeting broke its own records: well over 1,000 cars and around 45,000 visitors made the pilgrimage to Hessisch Oldendorf. Christian and Traugott Grundmann, the organizers, have set their sights on special and rare cars, and the motto of HO17 – official vehicles – underscores this mission. Once again this year, Hessisch Oldendorf is transformed into an automobile open-air museum, a one-of-a-kind experience. Volkswagen Classic pitched in with the endearing 1960 "Herbie" Käfer 1200, the 1965 T1 "Lufthansa", a Brazilian Karmann Ghia TC 145 from 1970 and the youthful powerhouse, a twin-engine Golf II Pikes Peak.